The mixed bag of news for DRO comes as regional airports in the US struggle to maintain scheduled commercial service in the face of a growing pilot shortage. The DRO-LAS route is slated to be operated 2X-weekly from June 9. Frontier will use an Airbus A320 configured to carry 180 passengers on the route.
Frontier was also planning to launch flights between DFW and DRO from May 28. But that route has been removed from the airline’s schedule, according to DRO.
“Airlines routinely adjust their network strategy in response to passenger demand, and we will work closely with our partner in Frontier Airlines as they continue to offer low fares and nonstop flights from Durango,” DRO Director of Aviation Tony Vicari said in a statement. “The restoration of Las Vegas service by Frontier Airlines further enhances the route network available for travelers in southwest Colorado.”